The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 12 2
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 117 223 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 20.93% 13.92% 19.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.48% 16.17% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 164 114
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £525 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +14.18%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 478 1379 661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.51% 86.08% 79.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 887 414
Median daily rate £375 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 41
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +13 88 £380 -1.29% 34
Durham +9 21 £365 -33.63% 3
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 142 (34.98%) Scrum
2 126 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 116 (28.57%) Java
4 112 (27.59%) TDD
5 108 (26.60%) Scala
6 101 (24.88%) HTML
7 95 (23.40%) C#
8 94 (23.15%) Jenkins
9 89 (21.92%) CSS
10 82 (20.20%) .NET
11 79 (19.46%) Open Source
12 74 (18.23%) JIRA
12 74 (18.23%) Selenium
13 71 (17.49%) Linux
13 71 (17.49%) User Experience
14 70 (17.24%) Confluence
15 69 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
15 69 (17.00%) User Stories
16 67 (16.50%) JavaScript
17 66 (16.26%) Ruby
17 66 (16.26%) Git (software)
18 61 (15.02%) JSON
19 59 (14.53%) RESTful
20 56 (13.79%) HTML5
21 55 (13.55%) JUnit
22 54 (13.30%) MVC
23 53 (13.05%) BDD
23 53 (13.05%) DevOps
24 52 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
24 52 (12.81%) Kanban

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (17.24%) Confluence
2 30 (7.39%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.97%) Apache
3 8 (1.97%) JBoss
4 7 (1.72%) CMS
5 6 (1.48%) GeoServer
6 4 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.49%) Drupal
8 2 (0.49%) IIS
8 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.49%) SAS
8 2 (0.49%) Tuxedo
8 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) Jetty
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) InVision
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.43%) Trello
4 11 (2.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.90%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) DHCP
4 1 (0.25%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) IPsec
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.16%) BusinessObjects
1 25 (6.16%) MongoDB
1 25 (6.16%) Relational Database
2 22 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (4.19%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.20%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.96%) MySQL
6 11 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (2.71%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.22%) GIS
8 7 (1.72%) Big Data
8 7 (1.72%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.74%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.25%) Lumira
12 1 (0.25%) Qlik Sense
12 1 (0.25%) QlikView
12 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 94 (23.15%) Jenkins
2 74 (18.23%) JIRA
2 74 (18.23%) Selenium
3 66 (16.26%) Git (software)
4 55 (13.55%) JUnit
5 50 (12.32%) Cucumber
6 40 (9.85%) WebDriver
7 30 (7.39%) RSpec
8 25 (6.16%) Sonatype Nexus
9 23 (5.67%) Subversion
10 20 (4.93%) SoapUI
11 18 (4.43%) GitLab
12 8 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.99%) SpecFlow
15 3 (0.74%) IntelliJ
16 2 (0.49%) Axure RP
16 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
17 1 (0.25%) Mocha
General
1 31 (7.64%) Finance
2 20 (4.93%) Legal
3 19 (4.68%) Games
4 11 (2.71%) Publishing
5 5 (1.23%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Advertising
6 4 (0.99%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 144 (35.47%) Developer
2 47 (11.58%) Tester
3 41 (10.10%) Designer
4 40 (9.85%) Automation Tester
5 37 (9.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 37 (9.11%) Java Developer
6 34 (8.37%) .NET Developer
7 27 (6.65%) C# Developer
7 27 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.16%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 25 (6.16%) Selenium Tester
8 25 (6.16%) UX Designer
9 23 (5.67%) Scala Developer
10 22 (5.42%) HTML Developer
11 21 (5.17%) Analyst
11 21 (5.17%) User Researcher
12 20 (4.93%) Scrum Master
13 19 (4.68%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.43%) Sitecore Developer
15 17 (4.19%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (24.88%) HTML
2 89 (21.92%) CSS
3 82 (20.20%) .NET
4 61 (15.02%) JSON
5 59 (14.53%) RESTful
6 56 (13.79%) HTML5
7 51 (12.56%) Spring
8 49 (12.07%) REST
9 43 (10.59%) Play Framework
10 42 (10.34%) CSS3
11 41 (10.10%) ASP.NET
12 40 (9.85%) Gherkin
13 39 (9.61%) Ajax
13 39 (9.61%) Ruby on Rails
14 33 (8.13%) Web Services
15 31 (7.64%) Django
16 28 (6.90%) Spring MVC
17 27 (6.65%) AngularJS
17 27 (6.65%) Software Packaging
18 24 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.49%) User Experience
2 52 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.93%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.19%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.48%) Social Media
8 4 (0.99%) Blog
8 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.99%) NHS
9 2 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 71 (17.49%) Linux
2 39 (9.61%) Windows
3 38 (9.36%) Unix
4 29 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (6.16%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.23%) AIX
7 3 (0.74%) Android
7 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.49%) Debian
8 2 (0.49%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (34.98%) Scrum
2 126 (31.03%) Test Automation
3 112 (27.59%) TDD
4 79 (19.46%) Open Source
5 69 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (17.00%) User Stories
6 54 (13.30%) MVC
7 53 (13.05%) BDD
7 53 (13.05%) DevOps
8 52 (12.81%) Kanban
8 52 (12.81%) Software Engineering
9 50 (12.32%) Web Design
10 47 (11.58%) Configuration Management
10 47 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (9.85%) Project Management
11 40 (9.85%) Prototyping
11 40 (9.85%) Usability Testing
12 36 (8.87%) Front End Development
13 35 (8.62%) Unit Testing
14 34 (8.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 116 (28.57%) Java
2 108 (26.60%) Scala
3 95 (23.40%) C#
4 67 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 66 (16.26%) Ruby
6 42 (10.34%) Python
7 29 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 28 (6.90%) SQL
9 26 (6.40%) Groovy
10 7 (1.72%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.99%) C++
12 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.49%) COBOL
13 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.25%) ABAP
14 1 (0.25%) Perl
14 1 (0.25%) PHP
14 1 (0.25%) SAPscript
14 1 (0.25%) VB
14 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.91%) Degree
3 22 (5.42%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB
6 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.33%) QA
2 18 (4.43%) WCAG
3 8 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.22%) Docker
3 4 (0.99%) LXC
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (8.37%) Ansible
2 23 (5.67%) Dollar Universe
2 23 (5.67%) Puppet
3 10 (2.46%) Terraform
4 6 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (10.34%) Oracle
2 41 (10.10%) Atlassian
3 36 (8.87%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.14%) Sitecore
5 27 (6.65%) Red Hat
6 23 (5.67%) TIBCO
7 22 (5.42%) Google
8 16 (3.94%) HP
9 5 (1.23%) Informatica
9 5 (1.23%) SAP
9 5 (1.23%) Siebel
10 3 (0.74%) Adobe
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco
10 3 (0.74%) Genesys
10 3 (0.74%) IBM
10 3 (0.74%) Nortel
10 3 (0.74%) Verint
10 3 (0.74%) webMethods
11 2 (0.49%) Apigee
11 2 (0.49%) Tableau
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